IKEA starts selling solar panels and energy storage batteries

After installing over tens of thousands of solar panels on its buildings throughout the world, IKEA, now sells solar panels in its retail store locations in the UK.

To make this possible, IKEA is partnering with solar firm Solarcentury, a company that specializes in solar technology.

The retailer is also selling energy storage batteries that are designed to work with existing solar panels or as part of a new combined home solar panel and battery storage system.

The batteries will allow users to store electricity generated by the sun from their solar panels, and use it when they want. Ikea says that by using storage, an average home can double its solar electricity usage to 80 percent, while electricity bills can be cut by up to 70 percent.

The prices for the solar battery storage start at £3,000 (about $3,970 USD).

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